Travel and activity time allocation: An empirical comparison between eight cities in Europe

Charles RAUX, T.-Y. Ma, N. Ovtracht, I. Joly, V. Kaufmann, E. Cornelis

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A study of daily time allocation to travel and out-of-home activity is conducted across eight European cities over three countries: France (Lyon, Grenoble, Strasbourg and Rennes), Switzerland (Geneva, Bern and Zurich) and Belgium (Brussels), based on individual travel survey data collected between 1997 and 2006. The effects of socio-demographic, spatial context, transport availability and city-specific variables are investigated thanks to the Cox proportional hazard model. The results indicate that socio-demographic characteristics and city (or country) specific effect play a major role while residential density and proximity to high level road or public transport networks have a very limited impact on time budgets for travel and out-of-home activities. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-412
Number of pages12
JournalTransport Policy
Volume18
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2011

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Keywords

  • duration model
  • cities
  • activity
  • travel
  • time allocation
  • Europe

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RAUX, Charles ; Ma, T.-Y. ; Ovtracht, N. ; Joly, I. ; Kaufmann, V. ; Cornelis, E. / Travel and activity time allocation : An empirical comparison between eight cities in Europe. In: Transport Policy. 2011 ; Vol. 18, No. 2. pp. 401-412.
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In: Transport Policy, Vol. 18, No. 2, 01.03.2011, p. 401-412.

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